Smell of the Ground

Poland2023animated8'Konkurs polski (2023)

What would the world be like without humans? From the images of dividing cells, organic shapes and green landscapes, we move to an abandoned city. Closed cafés, loungers with no one to sit on them and empty parking lots may suggest an approaching apocalypse. Austere, minimalist space and a score reminiscent of an alarm siren intensify the atmosphere of the end of the world. It seems as if there is no life in this sterile world, but is it true? An adaptation Sara Teasdale’s poem ‘There will come soft rains’ written in 1918, which shows the vision of nature after the extinction of the human race.

directed by
Olivia Rosa, portret reżysera
Olivia Rosa

Visual artist and director of animated films. Graduate of the graphic design department of the Cracow Academy of Fine Arts. Most often she works with animated film, sculpture, illustration and photography, but is constantly trying to find herself in new artistic mediaInspiration comes from observation of nature and a feeling of restlessness that comes from high sensitivity to stimuli. She is currently a member of the Szaber gallery/collective.

Olivia Rosa
Olivia Rosa
animated by
Olivia Rosa
Oskar Cenkier
Jacek Feliks, Olivia Rosa
Olivia Rosa
Robert Sowa (Pracownia Filmu Animowanego Akademia Sztuk Pięknych im. Jana Matejki w Krakowie)
Kadr z filmu Smell of the Ground